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MAYOR, officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this title.
     2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the city to be enforced, and to superintend inferior officers, such as constables, watchmen and the like. But the power and authority which mayors possess being given to them by local regulations, vary in different places.

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A STANDING ovation greeted Coun Mike Cookson as he was sworn in as the new Lord Mayor of the city.
As First Citizen the Lord Mayor also carries out the important role as chair of the council.
At the end of the meeting, the High Commissioner presented a coffee table book on Pakistan to The Lord Mayor.
Marie of Tow Law, who runs a dog grooming school, Top Trimz in Leadgate, Consett, said: "I am from the West End of Newcastle originally so it was an honour to meet the Lord Mayor.
Lord Mayor Stephenson said: "It's a great honour to become Lord Mayor of Newcastle, especially in the 800th anniversary of the city's mayoralty.
The 12 young Lord Mayors represent primary schools across the city.
The then Lord Mayor got back to the car and the diamond was missing from its setting.
The Special Assistant assured the Lord Mayor that efforts are underway for provision of better consular facilities to Pakistani community in Manchester.
It is tradition that the newlyelected Lord Mayor is appointed to the governing board of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
Gifford is the first Lord Mayor with a background in banking since the crisis of 2007.
The lord mayor chooses up to seven students depending on which countries he's going to be travelling to during his year in office," Billy King-Harman, senior programme manager to the lord mayor, said.
Coun Gregory, the 101st person to be Lord Mayor of Birmingham since 1896, used his annual city council report to defend the ancient office.